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WCMM newsletter March 2019


WCMM  Newsletter

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Lund University

Greetings from the Director

Dear all,

I think all of us has noticed that our Centre is becoming more and more active with activities of different kinds, almost every second week. This is exactly in line with what we planned for together in January! I am very happy, excited and proud to see everyone contributing so ambitiously to all activities! Thank you all!

March has been an especially tough month for many of us researchers with dead-lines for many large grant applications, including ERC and VR. Well done with all the submissions, and I wish you all good luck with your applications!

We, together, ended March with the launch of our scientific seminar series “Friday Club”, March 29. I think that I speak for all that were there that is was a success! Robin and Filipe gave inspiring talks, a great discussion followed and everything was well organized by Vinay and Gesine! Thank you! A warm thank you also to Yulia for arranging a delicious after work buffé at Stamstället!

In about two weeks we welcome our SAB to Lund, SAB meeting April 17-18, and we look forward to fruitful discussions with them. We appreciate also that the SAB will get an Introduction about our Research school. Welcome all to the Dinner at Biskopshuset April 17!

This week we meet at the second NMMP meeting, April 2-4, hosted by WCMM Gothenburg and held at Marstrand havshotell. I look forward to see you there, and wish you an interesting meeting and lots of networking!

Finally, I would like to wish you a Happy Easter, enjoy this Holiday with your friends and families!

Best wishes,

Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson
Director WCMM Lund

Successful Launch Event of Friday Club

Friday March 29, we had a successful Launch Event for WCMM LUND new Scientific Seminar series, excellent organized by Gesine and Vinay.

The first presenters were Filipe Pereira and Robin Kahn, that gave truly inspiring talks. The coming presenters will be announced.

Friday Club March 29

NOTE: Last Friday every month it is Friday Club, starting at 15.00 at BMC: D11.
*** Book the following dates right now***
26 April
31 May
Summer break
30 August
27 Sept
25 October
29 November

Congratulations Sandra Wallenberg to your Clinical Fellowship

Sandra Lindstedt-Ingemansson was recently awarded a Fellowship from Marianne and Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse. Please read an interview with Sandra at this link:


DescriptionBioMS is the national infrastructure for biological mass spectrometry (MS). BioMS offers access to qualified projects in proteogenomics, targeted protein quantitation, glycoproteomics, hydrogen-deuterium exchange MS, glycomics, lipidomics, and chemical proteomics. Detailed information and the project application forms can be found at BioMS is hosted by Lund University with support from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with co-financing by Gothenburg and Lund Universities, Karolinska Institutet, and Chalmers Institute of Technology.

Contact person, e.g.: sven [dot] kjellstrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

***NMMP Open call for “Scientific Network Facilitation Grant” 2019***

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for to the grant aiming at facilitation of collaborations between researchers at SciLifeLab-WCMM or between two different WCMM sites!

The total amount to apply for per year and site is 125 tKr and the grant can be used for e.g. travel costs, lodging and consumables related to the planned activity (e.g. meeting, study).

The WCMM working group will evaluate the applications continuously after receiving them and decisions will be made within 4 weeks after application.

How to apply:

  1. Application, maximum 2 pages, should include Names and affiliations of participants, Project plan (Use headings: background, aim, workplan, relevance, references)
  2. Budget, maximum 1 page
  3. Attach short cv´s for the PI´s, max 2 pages.
  4. Send the application, budget, and cv´s to ulrica [dot] englund_johansson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Dead-line for application 2019 Grant: November 29.

WCMM Lund Affiliation and Acknowledgement

Please, all WCMM-associated PIs (preclinical- and clinical) use the following guideline for WCMM-affiliation and acknowledgements:

John Doe a,b
a = Departmental address or Clinic address
b = Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, Lund University

Acknowledgement, used by both Fellows and Clinical Researchers:
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, the Medical Faculty at Lund University and Region Skåne are acknowledged for generous financial support.

***WCMM Researcher Calendar 2019 – Save all dates***

April 2-4
NMMP meeting, Gothenburg

April 17-18
WCMM Lund SAB meeting in Lund

April 26
Start-up Seminar Mentorprogram 2

April 26
Friday Club, BMC D11

May 17
Seminar 2, Mentorprogram 2

May 31
Friday Club, BMC D11

June 3-4
Research School Retreat, Barsebäck Resort

June 18
WCMM Lund Research Group´s Day, BMC D15
WCMM Lund Summer Party at Kulturen Museum

30 August
Friday Club, BMC D11

27 Sept
Friday Club, BMC D11

25 October
Friday Club, BMC D11

29 November
Friday Club, BMC D11

Happy Easter!

All the best,
Ulrica on the behalf of the WCMM working group
WCMM Research coordinator

Page Manager:

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine
Klinikgatan 32
221 84 Lund
Phone: 046-222 00 00 (switchboard)